The Amwaj choir school, established in Hebron and Bethlehem since 2015, is Palestine’s first example of an institution where music education is offered through an intensive and collective approach based on choir singing. Amwaj (Waves, in Arabic) counts 60 children (girls and boys aged 7 to 17), who are selected exclusively upon their commitment to attend eight weekly hours of courses and activities throughout the year.

The children of Amwaj perform regularly in Palestine, alongside a broad spectrum of local and international artists. Since prestigious intercultural partnerships are central to the choir’s activities, Amwaj has had its first international tour in the summer of 2018, with concerts in France in partnership with Demos (Philharmonie de Paris), Petits Chanteurs de Lyon, Chanteurs de Finoreille and the Chœur d’Enfants de l’Orchestre de Paris.

Amwaj is represented at MEDINEA by its General Director, Michele Cantoni.


c/o Association d’Échanges Culturels Hébron-France
P.O. Box 635
Hebron, Palestine
Mathilde Vittu, Artistic and Pedagogical Director
+ 33 6 82 91 00 66 (also WhatsApp)